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I have a fairly good SSD collection, with some of the many improvements made available by the members of Slotforum, in particular SSDC (Brilliant), Pit Lane Pro (Thanks MIH) and upgraded firmware on the 7042.

I have limited access to the largest and most suitable room in the house for a big track (refer - Her Indoors, Financial Controller, The Enemy, Missus, The Boss, Fun Police, My Better Half etc etc) Hence I have made a system of fold out tables that can be joined together using between 2 and 6 sections - makes for lots of options from 1.5 m x 2.0 m to the Grand Poobah setup being 4.8 m x 2.0 m (only when she is out of town)

As the whole set up is designed to be non permanent, there is no landscaping or other scenery on the board. I am keen to have a different track layout every time we use it, but still save good tracks plans for future use - trackpower being the perfect solution!

Is there an area where I can get ideas for layouts, perhaps your saved tracks? Maybe a website with ideas?

I got the idea to use trackpower from this forum, so am sure there are a few people using it?

I have posted in the SSD section as I am keen to make use of multiple lanes (i.e. more than 2) lane changers and pit lanes etc.

Anything you can help with would be appreciated

Cheers

Skot
 

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Interesting questions...

Firstly, you should thank RikoRocket and RichG for the Pit Pro. MIH was responsible for the In-Car Pro.

1) Is there an area where I can get ideas for layouts, perhaps your saved tracks? Maybe a website with ideas?

YES... right on this forum! Check out the members layouts and follow the "Tracks and Scenery" thread.

2) I got the idea to use trackpower from this forum, so am sure there are a few people using it?

YES.... lots... just ask your questions and they will answer.

3) I have posted in the SSD section as I am keen to make use of multiple lanes (i.e. more than 2) lane changers and pit lanes etc.

Check the 4 lane start threads.

Remember to use the Search function on the forum to find postings on areas of interest to you.

Welcome and cheers!
 

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I think MIH does hardware mods/upgrades for those down under.

I have a pretty big pile of TrackPower plans that I'd be happy to send to anyone wanting ideas, but the vast majority are small 2 lane tracks. The only 4 lane plans I made are copies of the analog tracks I race on in the area. I don't "do" 4 lane digital tracks, as it seems a huge waste of space to me. Still, I can zip the whole folder's worth and email it to anyone who wants it. Just takes a PM request with an email address.
 

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Thanks Guys,

Correct, the work carried out by the Gurus RichG, Riko and Andy Wallace have turned this toy into an amazing piece of kit, and I have thanked them in previous PMs, emails and posts during my conversion from overloading 4 car PB to what I have now. My thanks was for MIH who actually upgraded my PLG and would have upgraded a 7030 for me had I been able to get my hands on one at the time.

When I decided to go build the tables, I trawled the 'tracks and scenery' pages for hours to get ideas and it not only helped but got me very jealous of all the talented builders out there!

Although there are endless pictures of tracks and ideas, I am interested in the tracks designed with Trackpower and the associated files. I thought there may be a file of peoples saved tracks, not just the pictures.

Although I mentioned '4 lane' I only have only had certain parts of the track with 4 lanes, and do not intend doing any major mods to try and get a 4 lane start set up - having enough fun with 6 cars starting on 2 lanes!

Thanks MrFlippant, I will PM you for some track ideas.

Thanks to all who contribute to the forum - I would never have what I have today if it were not for the help I have had from people here.

Cheers!

Skot

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don't forget the often overlooked ......... Andy Sykes who coded the PB-Pro
 

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This is an interesting idea, which coincides with a thought that's been rattling around my head for a little while - it would be nice to have some sort of semi permanent/rug racer's delight layout guide. Not even a guide, just a place to post things that were worth remembering but not permanent.

We have many truly inspirational threads about track builds with scenery and so on, but one catch all thread with sort of "I put this together on a whim, it worked really well so I stored it in TP/UR, try it out some time" might be a really handy thing to have around.
 

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Hi Skot,

Mario (the guy that made Trackpower) has included a file you can download from his site with several track plans in there.

File name is Circuitos.zip. Here is the link to the files: Trackpower Track Plans

There are only SCX and Ninco tracks (253 of them to be precise) in there, but at least they will help to give you a general track layout as such.

Hope that helps!
 

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Hi Skot & all

MrF very kindly sent me his file of tracks which is very comprehensive to say the least (thanks a lot). Having been a rug racer since time began and finally having acquired some borders, I wanted to see what layout I could get on the pingpong table which is about 8'*5'.

I'm still a bit worried about cars jumping the fences & hitting the tiled floor.
Next step is to swap some of the rad2 for rad3 curves around the edge.





 

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oooh, I like that for a 5x9 track. I have a few, but that's better than the ones I have. Feel free to email me the TPC file.
I think the R3 turns will help it flow better, but it already looks pretty fun.
Oh, do you have the APB turned around for support, or because you're running cars anti-clockwise? If the latter, you can turn it back around, as the APB can count both ways. Also, in the latest APB-Pro code, only the car ID is used, so it makes even less difference than before.
But, if it's that way for support rather than hanging off the side, I totally understand.
 

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MrF, the APB is on the inside mainly for protection and support. I used to have problems with the long and low bodied Maserati MC12 going over the start line in the other direction but I it was to do with the track being a bit deformed where I'd tightened up the track screws too much and the car floor catching on the undulation and being pushed up so the sensor was too far away when travelling in one direction but not the other.
 
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